Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Source: Rasselas, 1759
Contributed by: Zaady
Among the calamities of war may be numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates, and credulity encourages.
When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped.
I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by the menaces of a ruffian.
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
Source: Anecdotes of Johnson by Hannah More
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
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